Tag Archives: beginner-friendly

A Lizzie Creek Workhike

Loyal workhikers: Alex Girard, Jeff Taylor, Filip Kilibarda, Mirko Moeller, Roland Burton, Taniya Adak, Jin Guo, Vincent Hanlon, Julien Renard, Erica Acton, Kasia Celler, Simon Litchwark, Lea Zhecheva This is going to be one of two trip reports about (the … Continue reading

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Zealous Zoa Zigzaggers Zoom Zanily

I was unlucky enough to be one of 2.5 people awake in the Modo van on the drive back from Zoa, so I got tasked with writing the trip report… Having decided relatively late in the season that I actually … Continue reading

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Tough beginners take on Mt. Rohr

Participants: Florian Speck, Lena Foerstel, Alberto Contreras Sanz, Natalie Makepeace, and Ross Campbell Date: 9th-10th Apr 2016   A week previously, after a long geographically enforced hiatus, I organised a beginner friendly ski trip to Zoa. 14 people came out … Continue reading

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The ‘Beginner’ Phelix VOCyssey

It was pitch black when my alarm went off, way too early. That’s the way every good VOC trip starts, but in the moment it didn’t make it any better after only getting 2 hours of sleep. A special pre-trip … Continue reading

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Brew Hut Smackdown–Dec 5

My son, Devlin, was all fired up to skin up to Brew on his own steam. I’d been looking at the snow forecast thinking that maybe it wasn’t meant to be this weekend but we went anyways because he didn’t … Continue reading

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The Annual Brew Debacle: 7th and 8th November 2015

The plan was to cross the Lions Gate Bridge at 8 am. The rain was very heavy and people were not very motivated about the idea to walk in this rain. But  when we met all in Squamish to drink … Continue reading

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Early Season Turns at All Costs: 2015 Edition

November 7-8 2015, Elfin Lakes ski tour One year ago to this day, Neil Mackenzie, Arran Whiteford and I kicked off our 2014-2015 ski season with some great laps down Diamond Head, behind the Elfin Lakes shelter (see VOCJ 57, … Continue reading

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Wedgemount Lake Backpacking/Scrambling/Glacier Exploring

First off, I would like to use Midterms as a scapegoat for why this was completed in such an untimely manner. The trip to Wedgemount Lake was epic to say the least. We began the journey to Garibaldi Park bright … Continue reading

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Gulf Island Cycle Series – Galiano

Cast of characters: Kevin Pierce, Alex Annejohn, Tom Curran, Liz Lund, Anna Stemberger, Greg Reynen At 4:45 a.m. my alarm went off and, with an audible groan, I stood up and looked out at the world. Cycle touring is a … Continue reading

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The Black Tusk Trail Race: 25k of fun (but wet) running!

Black Tusk Trail Race [Sept 19, 2015] By Birgit Rogalla, Elliott Skierszkan and Micheal Stone Intro: While many of us VOC’ers spend our weekends rambling about the mountains, there is a select few of us who decided to join Artem … Continue reading

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